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Flower Pot Craft • TONIGHT! May 24th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Flower Pot Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: We Bring Good Things to Life!  

Flower pots are on the docket for tonight, your very own terra cotta fantasy come true. There will be lots of paint, lots of gems, lovely bits and baubles for you to contentedly adhere to your finished gardening container. It’s a pretty deluxe setup, I’ve been giving you the extremely easy craft kits lately, this one’s a nice mixture of both structure and freeform, I feel like it’s a “two cocktail project” to be sure. I’ll hand you a flower pot, and then you pick out a brush, the colors you want to paint with, and the decor you want to glue to it once the paint has dried. This is an excellent “gift craft” in that once it’s complete, it’s the perfect gift for you or someone special.

It’s a gardening celebration! We’ve had such a great rainy season, it seems only right to coax forth vegetation and encourage growth. I mean, what’s May for, anyway? Soon it will be the halfway mark of the 12-month session we call a year… which feels incomprehensible to me. Let’s savor this 5th month, enjoy the breeze, the flowers, the swirling clouds and long light of extended days. Let’s plant some seeds and watch them grow!

The #ResistMarch is June 11th, BE PREPARED!!! I’m leading FOUR special CraftNight sign salons with The City of West Hollywood! Find out ALL the information here, the next two are June 2nd and 3rd, read below to find out more!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

May 29th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!

May 31st – End of May Craft Project! 

CraftNight at Lesbians to Watch Out For OPENING NIGHT! >>> June 2nd • 7 – 9pm • Long Hall at Plummer Park
Were you there in ’90s?
It’s a flashback to lesbian / queer activism & organizing in ’90s LA and WeHo … Avengers! Arrests! Street Resistance! Sexy Clubs! Bars & Zines! Queer Bands & Performance! >>> CraftNight hosts Protest Poster and Button Making! / Music from EZ Tiger /  Vintage Stickers plus Zines ++ / Classic footage from ACT Up Women, ‘Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too’ ++ / Refreshments/mocktails :: Learn More and RSVP 

CraftNight at One City One Pride Day of History • Saturday, June 3 • 11am – 5pm: Come before, during or after the Stuart Timmons LGBTQ History tour and make your own protest sign! City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 >>> More info on this and ALL Events happening during One City One Pride

June 7th, Akbar • 9pm – June Pride Craft!

CraftNight at the DYKE MARCH • FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 6PM: 
The annual Dyke March begins at 6pm with a special protest sign-making workshop, followed by a march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8pm. Confirmed speakers include: Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Patrisse Cullors and janaya khan (#blacklivesmatter), Sue Dunlap, Lynn Harris Ballen and Judy Sisneros, and the City Council. Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. http://bit.ly/DykeMarchWeHo

CraftNight Protest Poster Workshop at DYKE DAY!!! • Earnest Debs Park in East Los Angeles • Saturday, June 10 at 12 PM – 6 PM >>> The annual picnic in the park! Trees and grass and lots of room to spread out your most radical picnic spread! We will have DJ’s, light programming throughout the day, food trucks, a selfie station and more! This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY LGBTQIA event!

 

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Multi-Variety Craft, Painting Craft

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Grab Bag Craft! • TONIGHT! May 17th, 2017

 

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Grab Bag Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Let’s get one thing straight- We’re not! 

Embracing the element of surprise, we’re going with GRAB BAG CRAFTS tonight! This means I have a variety for you to choose from, and the choice you make is the project for the night! Because honestly, the Craft Vault is getting a tad cluttered, we need to bring some of these classic crafts into the light and give them a chance to shine.

And FYI: In time for the #ResistMarch coming up for Pride in June, I’m leading FOUR special CraftNight sign salons with The City of West Hollywood! Find out ALL the information here, our first one is May 22nd at the Abbey (details below.)

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

CRAFTNIGHT SPECIAL EVENT MAY 22nd at The Abbey from 5pm to 9pm: Join me at City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, The Abbey Food and Bar, as we celebrate Harvey Milk Day with an artist-led protest signmaking workshop so you can be prepared for the #ResistMarch on June 11! In TRUE CraftNight style, we’re ready to rile things up, here are the details, please RSVP because I want to have enough supplies for the night: CRAFTNIGHT/WEHO FACEBOOK EVENT Our Guest Artist for the evening is Lori Meeker, painter, fabricator, costume designer dynamo!!!

May 24th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 29th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!

May 31st – End of May Craft Project! 

June 7th, Akbar – June Pride Craft!  

 

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Schooner Craft! • May 10th, 2017

 

TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Schooner Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Live in Your World, Play in Ours

Ah the joys of the high seas, the wind in your hair, the spray of the ocean hitting your face as your craft bobs up and down on the waves of adventure! This is the time to set sail for destinations unknown, to board your schooner with a bag of lemons (avoid scurvy!) and an earthenware bottle of homemade rum, sing yo ho ho and wear fun little ripped up knickers and shoes with buckles on them.

If you fancy this lifestyle, or just dream of sailing the seven seas, this is a treasure to behold! It’s a fully operational lil’ BOAT with working sail that you can play with in the bathtub, or even set in the sink, or the river, or the lake! It floats! Um… it also features a red and white striped sail, and an optional embellishment featuring a skull and cross bones with a heart-shaped eyepatch.

So cast your fate to the wind, create your ship and then use it to boldly go where you’ve never gone before, this is such an impressive little kit, you’re gonna like the way it looks, I guarantee it.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

JP LEADS A WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY! – Artists Lead & Create Change: Make a Difference with Your Art, Your Voice, & Your Preferred Medium 2:15 – 3:30pm at the WeHo Libary • It’s all part of the West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference check it out!

CRAFTNIGHT SPECIAL EVENT MAY 22nd at The Abbey from 5pm to 9pm: Join me at City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, The Abbey Food and Bar, as we celebrate Harvey Milk Day with an artist-led protest signmaking workshop so you can be prepared for the #ResistMarch on June 11! In TRUE CraftNight style, we’re ready to rile things up, here are the details, please RSVP because I want to have enough supplies for the night: CRAFTNIGHT/WEHO FACEBOOK EVENT

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 24th – World Famous “Mystery Craft” Night! 

May 19th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!  

May 31st – TBA 

 

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Assembly Craft, Freeform Craft

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Bus Craft! • May 3rd, 2017

This Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Bus Craft!
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Come Alive! You’re in the Akbar Generation! 

Ah, the joys of public transportation! We made Snail photoframe kits last week in an effort to slow things down, you know, like a snail. This week we’ll step up our pace and honor the BUS.

It’s a paper bus craft, I’ll have markers on hand so you can develop your own transit company, and I’ll have plenty of sparkles and crafty bits you can use to decorate your ride.

Some of you really don’t love the bus, and yeah, the bus is not always fabulous. But that’s kind of why the bus rocks. Traveling by bus is traveling with an “open sensibility” in that you’ve just got to know that just about anything can happen. There’s no controlling farts, people grooming themselves, people talking out of their faces to themselves or others or who knows, people sometimes have their headphones or even their speakerphones turned up intolerably loud.

Undeniably, when you’re on the bus, it’s all about “us” and not about you. Because you’re carpooling, you’re contributing to cleaner emissions, it’s even safer on a bus than being in a car. You’re helping stop pollution and making the city more walkable and bikable, and you’re part of the city’s mood, the pulse of our together-lifeforce. It’s a civic-minded way to get from one place to the other. Our city isn’t getting smaller or less congested, public transportation is the future, so let’s start by appreciating our BUSES and our BUS DRIVERS!!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

May 10th – Ship Craft! Saiiiiiiilin’ takes me awayyyyy to where I’m goin….

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

May 24th -TBA

May 19th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo!!! 8pm – 10pm • 6 Games • Boys, Girls, Balls, FTW!!!!  

May 31st – TBA

 

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Luv Snail! • April 26th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Science Sticker Symposium!  
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Gay Cheers!

Patience isn’t “in.”

Worldwide, pushing and shoving has always been more popular. It’s more acceptable to honk your horn, cut in line, get it to go, take the shortcut, read the summary and text rather than call. I take comfort that despite all this rushing around at maximum speed, slower speeds prevail.

In honor of process and change that cannot always be observed, we’re going to embrace the virtue of patience by making a snail picture frame craft kit. It’s outrageously easy to do this craft, its simple theme contradicts the project’s inherent potential that only you can unlock.

So much has been going on, it’s just good to turn the “busy” knob down and have us coast for a moment and move slowly… like a snail. I like to think that snails are really on the level.

When one’s mindset gears down, sincerity seeps in, and a direct approach to existence bubbles up to the surface. “Fear of Missing Out” falls away, and the general feeling of satisfaction can be glimpsed. You are breathing, grass is growing, the planet is spinning: see if you can tap into those ancient default settings we learned of when consciousness became our bag.

Everything may feel hectic, all corners and distractions in your mind, in the world and on the news, yet here you are existing on the planet, you are doing that with no effort, despite it all. 

Large and tiny problems will come and go, and you’re going to outlast those things until you don’t. So perhaps give yourself some snail time, bestow upon yourself a leisurely nugget of uniquely uncomplicated bliss.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

MONDAY April 24th – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo! Spring Fling Edition! • Akbar • 8pm – 10pm • Numbers, balls, boys, girls, prizes galore!

May 3rd – Bus Craft! I know you want a 3-D paper bus, because public transportation ROCKS!

May 10th – Ship Craft! Saiiiiiiilin’ takes me awayyyyy to where I’m goin….

May 17th – Paint-Yer-Own Flower Pot!

 

Posted by on April 24, 2017 in EZ Craft

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